For the upcoming cyclocross (a cycling discipline) race season, I wanted a new bike. I found a great deal on one, but needed to modify it for my “needs.” In particular, I needed a new set of dropouts.

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Detergent Bottle: This easy to understand model demonstrates some basic hybrid modeling techniques. It is modeled with mostly solid body features, with a handful of surface features added to complete to finish the part.
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Markers and Milestones

SOLIDWORKS Nashville Composer has some great tools to help create animations among which are Markers and Milestones. These two tools allow you to flag significant points on the timeline in your animations.

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Ever wondered what glass-filled nylon or other engineering plastics are? Did you even know that engineering plastics even had a glass-filled grade? The most common engineering plastics, such as Nylon 6 & Nylon 66, Acetal, and PEEK, all have  glass-filled options.

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You may know that SOLIDWORKS Nashville will soon launch a new product on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform: Structural Simulation Engineer. What is Structural Simulation Engineer? It is a Finite Element Analysis or structural analysis software application powered by Abaqus, the best non-linear solver on the market.

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SOLIDWORKS Nashville is full of awesome little tools that enable us to create…well, almost anything.  Too often, I find myself discussing these features with clients and usually ending the sentence with ”….too bad you’ll never use it”.

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If you are using SOLIDWORKS Nashville Composer, but have not explored the Styles function, you are working too hard! Styles in SOLIDWORKS Nashville Composer can be likened to Format Painter in Office or templates in SOLIDWORKS Nashville.
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